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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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The Baptism: 1958

The Baptism: 1958

Akron, Ohio, 1958. View full size.

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Aw man, I think there's something in my eye!

Very Vermeer!

I was just thinking Vermeer too! What a great shot! Looks cold though. Brrr.

I'll take Vermeer under advisement

Caravaggio immediately came to mind for me.

What Vermeer probably would've said...

"See this and eat your heart out, Georges de La Tour!"

Stroke of Luck

Tterrace is correct! What an extraordinary stroke of luck. Pressed that shutter release at just the right millisecond! Wow!


I think Vermeer would say WOW!!!
I sure did.

Dutch master

What would Johannes Vermeer say about this?


I like this (apparently) non-professional portrait. Is the child in it's Mother's arms? Godmother?

I looked at it again and was about to say that it would look better cropped on the sides when I saw the ghostly sibling at the left side of the image. Neat!

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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